Why it’s such a bad idea for Trump to use an off-the-shelf smartphone
President-elect Donald Trump is a “high risk target” for cyber-espionage and intrusion, private sector cybersecurity experts and former intelligence officials say — a situation only heightened by recent reports suggesting that Trump continues to use an off-the-shelf smartphone that would be less secure than the customized Blackberry provided to President Barack Obama in 2009 by the NSA.
What a Trump presidency could mean for U.S. cyber weapons
Defense contractors developing military grade cyber weapons find themselves in a prime position to capitalize on President-elect Donald Trump’s rise to the White House. With this enormous business opportunity on the horizon, policy and security experts tell CyberScoop they question what Trump’s plan for offensive cyber tools will mean for both those at home and abroad.
U.S. Army will soon be hacked by freelance security researchers
Following the successful implementation of a similar program aimed across the Department of Defense earlier this year, the U.S. Army announced plans to launch its own bug bounty program Friday.
FBI seeks software to mine Twitter ‘firehose’
The FBI issued a sole-source justification Tuesday to contract a Twitter alerting tool that would give the bureau access to the "full [Twitter] firehose" — ever public tweet — in real time
DHS will report on mobile threats to federal IT
The Department of Homeland Security will present its report to Congress on cybersecurity threats to mobile devices on Dec. 16, the official in charge said Wednesday.
Making sense of the wide open cybersecurity job market
The cybersecurity job gap is growing. With over 1 million job openings in the field this year and rising, professionals are in demand around the world. How can someone make sense of and keep up with the breakneck pace of the information security job market?
GSA appoints former Pixar exec to head TTS
The General Services Administration announced Rob Cook as the new commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service.
The DevOps and security tribes need to come together
Security professionals need to “stop resisting the empathy that comes with teamwork” and embrace their colleagues and partners from the DevOps community, argues white-hat hacker Josh Corman.
Aaron Snow sees bright future for evolving 18F
The General Services Administration's 18F is going to be around for a long — at least that's what former Executive Director Aaron Snow, who stepped down from his position Thursday, believes.
DHS dumps Anser, picks up Rand for $494M research center
The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a five-year, $494 million contract for a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, or FFRDC, to Santa Monica, Calif-based Rand Corp., displacing the incumbent Anser Corp.